A market survey revealed a high potential for eSCM medium-sized medical equipment manufacturers. Modern eSCM systems provide immediate decision-relevant information without additional interfaces to all partners within a value creation network. Markets, the intensification and internationalization of competition-reducing technology and product life cycles changed the company of medical force increasingly new concepts to increase their competitiveness to introduce. For small, medium and large enterprises, the demand is thus increasingly new strategies, which have grown increasing planning and coordination efforts to implement. ESupply Chain Management is a strategic management approach, which turns these challenges.
It provides methods and tools for integrated management and optimization of internal and cross-company business processes. A stronger customer orientation in the value creation process is focused. With the help of the Internet and the modern Web technologies small, medium and large companies can improve their process performance with regard to cost, flexibility and reaction speed effectively and achieve sustainable competitive advantages. With the strengthening of the relationship between supplier and customer that has become apparent in recent years, the companies hope for higher customer satisfaction, lower inventory levels and improved competitiveness 1. By globalization and dynamics in the development of the technology the cost pressures on businesses continues to. A company must therefore be able to achieve favorable cost structures through more efficient processes. Otherwise it falls heavy successfully on the market to be. The trend is that more and more companies use electronic SCM or B2B system for their process of interaction with buyers, suppliers and competitors 2.
Among them are platforms of the commercial exchange of goods and services to understand. These are market hubs, also called E-hubs be. You enable the synchronization of the material, information and cash flows and a reduction in transaction costs. In a market survey, the thesis has been checked whether supplier networks enable a win-win situation for manufacturers and suppliers. Also discussed boundary conditions that are important for a successful implementation of an eSupply Chain. The systematic introduction and application of eSupply Chain Management avoiding supply bottlenecks in medium-sized companies. Through early forecasting and reduced order processing in the procurement of high-quality components or assemblies are significant contributions to the margin and competitive advantages. For the market survey were interviewed business leaders and experts on these issues and evaluated their statements. The results of the survey provide solutions on the topic of supplier management and strategic value creation partnerships in the medical technology industry. They serve as guiding principles for the consideration appropriate measures for this sector. We provide the results of the market survey interested parties available.